But Irish Americans say they’re still waiting for Barack Obama to embrace another influential figure from his past: his great-great-great-grandfather Falmouth Kearney.
An Irish immigrant who came to America in 1850, Kearney hailed from Moneygall, County Offaly, a tiny Irish village about an hour and a half west of Dublin. And according to Ancestry.com, this link makes Obama about 3.1 percent Irish.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Pogue Ma Thoin
And since no one will say it, let me make the joke here . . . he brings new meaning to the term "Black Irish."